Kausani – Switzerland of India!
- Kausani is a hill station situated in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.Kausani is located 52 km north of Almora.
- There are very few places in the Himalayas that can compare with the beauty of Kausani, a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks likeTrisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.
- Kausani lies a top a ridge at an altitude of around 1890 m amidst dense pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other on Almora-Bageshwar-Didihat Highway.
Mahatma Gandhi called this place the ‘Switzerland of India’, due to similarity in landscape.
This place catches attraction for vivid reasons, some of them are as follows.
- Anashakti Ashram is a quiet and revered place where Mahatma Gandhi spent some days and wrote his commentary of Anashkti Yog.
- Pant Museum is another place of importance, this being the place where the famous poet of Hindi literature, Sumitranandan Pant was born.
- The KMVN (Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam) rest house in Kausani is an ideal place to stay and it provides panoramic views of the mountains.
- Lakshmi Ashram is one kilometre away from the Kausani, and is a center run by Kumauniwomen and dedicated to social service and the upliftment of women.
- Gandhiji’s disciple, Sarla Behn established the ashram in 1948 and spent her life here doing social service and also established Anashakti Ashram.
- Lakshmi ashram is located in a solitary area among dense pine forest.
- Tea gardens, Baijnath group of temples and Bageshwar are the places of interest nearby.
- Janardan Resort Kausani, is a budget hotel in the area providing a clear view of the “Panchshuli Himalayan Ranges” from its balconies and rooms, booking can be made online or in person.\
- Patal Bhuvaneshwar and Gwaldham are interesting and peaceful places to visit.
- ‘Unblemished by modernity’ seemed a fitting first impression of this sparsely populated town at an elevation of 1,890 metres in Bageshwar district.
- The air there is fresh and the breeze carries the scent of pine trees.
- The usual sights in every hill station are an old church, a summer palace or a governor’s bungalow and they are not there in Kausani. The rest of the spectacle is all courtesy nature.
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